139 Geology and Health Issues in Texas, Mexico, and Beyond

Oral Session
Topical Sessions


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Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 330B

Robert B. Finkelman and Suzette A. Morman
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Geology and Health In Texas: An Overview
Robert B. Finkelman, University of Texas at Dallas
8:30 AM
Fluorosis: A Case Study from Talupula, Andhra Pradesh, India
Arveti Nagaraju, Sree Venkateswara University; M.R.S. Sarma; Jacqueline Aitkenhead-Peterson, Texas A&M University; Swathi Arveti, Temple University
8:45 AM
Health Impacts of Coal-Derived Organic Substances in Drinking Water Supplies
William H. Orem, US Geological Survey; Calin A. Tatu, County Hospital; Nikola Pavlovic, University of Nis; Joseph Bunnell, U.S. Geol Survey; Harry Lerch, U.S. Geol Survey; Margo Corum, U.S. Geol Survey; Anne Bates, U.S. Geol Survey
9:15 AM
Investigation of a Potential Mineral-Based Disease Control Agent
James T. De Lanoy, George Mason University; Analise Schneider, George Mason University; Mark P.S. Krekeler, George Mason University
9:30 AM
Spatial Distribution of Arsenic and Antimony Levels in Manadas Creek, An Urban Tributary of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas
Marcia Baeza, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Jianhong Ren, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Sushma Krishnamurthy, Texas A&M International University; Tom Vaughan, Texas A&M International University
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Status of the Study of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)
Syed E. Hasan, University of Missouri-Kansas City
10:30 AM
Nutrients, Caffeine, DEET, Fecal Sterols, and Triclosan in the Blue River Basin, Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, 1998 to 2007
Donald H. Wilkison, U.S. Geological Survey-WRD; Daniel J. Armstrong, U.S. Geological Survey-WRD; Sarah A. Hampton, U.S. Geological Survey-WRD
10:45 AM
GIS Applications to Exposure Assessment of Airborne Crystalline Silica (Quartz) and Its Health Impacts in Mohammad and Malakand Agency, Northern Pakistan
Noor Jehan, University of Peshawar; Irshad Ahmad, University of Peshawar; Shuhab Khan, University of Houston
11:00 AM
The Effect of Iraqi PM and Cigarette Smoke on the Pathogenesis of Acute Airway Inflammation and Airway Hyper-Responsiveness In Rats
Ayodele Olabisi; Dean Wagner; Brain Wong, The Hamner Institute; Coleen Weese, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine; James Sheehy, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine; David Dorman, North Carolina State University; Mark Lyles; Gail D. Chapman; Palur G. Gunasekar; Owen Moss, The Hamner Institute
11:15 AM
Acute Effects of Oral Exposure to Middle East PM 10 Dust on Systemic Parameters in Laboratory Mouse (Mus musculus)
Palur G. Gunasekar; Dean Wagner; Ayodele Olabisi; Vishwesh Mokashi; Dan Carson; George Babcock, University of Cincinnati; Gail Chapman
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